Indie developer Santa Ragione released their latest creation Mediterranea Inferno on August 24th, 2023. This release follows their previous visual novel Milky Way Prince – The Vampire Star, which came out in Summer 2020.
With three to four hours of content per story path, Mediterranea Inferno promises a riveting story. Each route follows one of the three main characters—Claudio, Mida, and Andrea—as they try to have the best summer of their lives. However, things get twisted when they discover the Fruits of Mirage which, when consumed, send the characters into a dream or trance.
Available on both Windows and Mac, Mediterranea Inferno launched with English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, and Italian language options. You can pick up Mediterranea Inferno on Steam for $14.99. There is also a free demo available. For more information, check out the Steam page or the game’s official website.
Mediterranea Inferno is a treacherous visual novel about friendship, desire, and grief.
What’s better than a sensual summer retreat in the South of Italy? Join Claudio, Andrea, and Mida in their travels as they try to recover from the collective trauma of the 2020 pandemic. Three young men in their early 20s reconnect after two years of forced isolation, hoping to rekindle their friendship; an exceptional bond that made the trio truly special! A mythological force well beyond the sum of its parts! Or so they think… As you pick their activities for the day, you’ll discover their darkest fears, their obsessions, and, as the reality of their failed expectations become apparent, their thirst for revenge and retribution. A lazy afternoon by the pool, a lustful night at the club, or even a morbid visit to the local cemetery: you’ll decide how to spend this summer vacation, but wherever you go, something or someone will be waiting, offering an additional, forbidden trip through the arcane inner spaces of conscience. Steam
Mediterranea Inferno has already racked up several extremely positive reviews including:
- A 10/10 from Eurogamer who described it as “dense, provocative, playful, exasperating, horrifying, poetic, often very funny, and occasionally even profound.”
- A 9/10 from Noisy Pixel say it’s “one of the most poignant stories I’ve ever experienced in the medium.”
- And an 8.5/10 from God is a Geek who wrote that Mediterranea Inferno is “outrageously weird, intensely homoerotic, and absolutely wonderful. I never wanted it to end.”
- It has an 85 from Metacritic and Steam’s aggregate rating lists it as “Positive.”
You can pick up Mediterranea Inferno on Steam for $14.99.
There is also a free demo available, in case you want to try it out first!